19.7 C
Florida
Monday, April 19, 2021

India witnesses more than 100,000 cases in last 24 hours

India registered a record rise in coronavirus infections on Monday, converting the second country after the United States (US) to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage huge election rallies raising fears of further spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Must read

Over third of target population inoculated in St Kitts and Nevis, says PM Harris

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, during a vaccination session at Sylvia Garnette Health Centre in Tabernacle said that more than a third portion of the target population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

St Vincent: Another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano, total 30 explosions so far

At around 4:49 PM there was another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grendines which totalled 30 explosions so far

Prince Philip’s funeral: No state funeral due to COVID-19 restrictions

Prince Philip will be laid to rest today with a custom looking somewhat different to previous royal funerals — a resolution down to Philip's...

Nurse Arceo’s death in St Kitts is not related to COVID-19 vaccine: Authorities

Ministry of health St Kitts and Nevis stated that false news is being spread by people that Nurse Arceo died after taking the coronavirus...
- Advertisement -

India: India registered a record rise in coronavirus infections on Monday, converting the second country after the United States (US) to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage huge election rallies raising fears of further spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Hospitals in the most severely affected state, Maharashtra, are being overrun by patients. India’s wealthiest state, home to its commercial capital Mumbai and numerous industries, reached a record 57,074 new cases overnight.

The country’s daily contaminations have increased about 12 fold since hitting a multi-month low in early February, when government authorities eased most restrictions and people mainly stopped wearing masks and obeying social distancing.

- Advertisement -

By 103,558 new infections, India has now reached 12.6 million cases, the largest after the US and Brazil, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths bounced by 478, still one of the lowest fatality rates in the world, raising the total to 165,101.

India has registered the most number of infections in the past few weeks anywhere in the globe. More contagious variants of the COVID virus may have played a role in the 2nd surge, some epidemiologists say.

Rajib Dasgupta, head of the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), said the new variant, or variants of concern, probably explains a lot of it, rather than simplistic explanation of behaviour.

- Advertisement -

India has found numbers of cases of the virus variants first identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil.

Subhash Salunke, a former World Health Organisation (WHO) official who advises Maharashtra on its coronavirus strategy, said cases in the state would proceed to rise for another couple of weeks. He said a way out was injecting all adults in its hardest-hit cities such as Mumbai, Pune & Nashik.

“If we began doing this, by the end of April, we would see a descending trend,” he said.

Click here for more news 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web site in web
    explorer, could test this? IE still is the marketplace leader
    and a huge component of other people will pass over your fantastic writing because of this problem.
    0mniartist asmr

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Over third of target population inoculated in St Kitts and Nevis, says PM Harris

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, during a vaccination session at Sylvia Garnette Health Centre in Tabernacle said that more than a third portion of the target population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

St Vincent: Another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano, total 30 explosions so far

At around 4:49 PM there was another explosive eruption in La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grendines which totalled 30 explosions so far

Prince Philip’s funeral: No state funeral due to COVID-19 restrictions

Prince Philip will be laid to rest today with a custom looking somewhat different to previous royal funerals — a resolution down to Philip's...

Nurse Arceo’s death in St Kitts is not related to COVID-19 vaccine: Authorities

Ministry of health St Kitts and Nevis stated that false news is being spread by people that Nurse Arceo died after taking the coronavirus...

Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley launched “Nevis Exposition” on Thursday

The Ministry of Tourism, Nevis, started its annual activity month for tourism, which we call Exposition Nevis. Our month of activities is planned from...